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Poster: kochman Date: Oct 23, 2008 8:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: if it looks like a snob and sounds like a snob

To sort this out once and for all... We disagree, but neither of us can prove it (though I would say most agree with me, that doesn't prove a thing)...
Who named the MLB Jam the MLB Jam anyhow? Let's ask that person where they got the name from?

It is reasonable assume it was someone close to the Dead, who would have been able to ask them where they got the tune from, and that the name is therefore accurate... I doubt it was just some random, catchy yet unrelated naming; you seem to support this idea since you say the song is completely unrelated to the song "your mind has left your body"... what is the motivation for naming it that if there is noooooooo relation/similarity to the tune? To throw everyone off scent? And the motivation for that?

Still... this proves nothing. Go right to the source and ask the horse.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Oct 23, 2008 9:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: if it looks like a snob and sounds like a snob

" t is reasonable assume it was someone close to the Dead, who would have been able to ask them where they got the tune from, and that the name is therefore accurate... I doubt it was just some random, catchy yet unrelated naming; you seem to support this idea since you say the song is completely unrelated to the song"

Well then you are obviously not reasonable. The jam wasn't named by the band. I don't know exactly who it was but I think it's Dead base/taper related and it caught on because after all it is a distinct not one of a kind jam so might as well have a name. So obviously someone named it who heard what you hear. Why so bitter? I just don't think it sounds like that song, certainly not as " clearly" as you think it does. So what? I suppose a musician who reads music could make a less subjective take on it based on notes and chord progressions and key.

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Poster: kochman Date: Oct 23, 2008 10:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: if it looks like a snob and sounds like a snob

Nothing bitter in what I said, just coming to a reasonable conclusion. Whether you like it or not, it is reasonable to hear the similarity, technical or not, it sounds very similar, hence the name has stuck.
It caught on precisely because it is a reasonable connection to make. Whether it is the actual factual representation, irrelevant; it is reasonable. If you prefer to name them something else in your collection, you are perfectly welcome to do so. May you have the backing of Dick behind you :-P